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CHAD

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I have a tenant that is usually late but always pays the late fee,his apartment is kept spotless.He has never been more than 30 days late until now and i called his work to learn he is out of town and has been for more than a week.What should i do?

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Call his cell phone if he has one or contact his references or emergency contact from his application.  Stop allowing him to pay late each month.  You are setting up a dangerous pattern for yourself.  If you allow it to continue, when you finally tire of it, the judge may rule that you have set a pattern of allowing it.  You don't want that.  Make it known that you will no longer accept late rent.  Evict him if it continues.  Don't you find it odd that he can afford to go on vactaion, but not to pay his rent on time?  Put a stop to it.

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I suggest too, don't always allow him  to pay late, don't tolerate late attitudes.
If you  think there has no signs of running off then don't panic, call  him and  or email him regarding  his obligations, remind  him politely, calm down as you talk to him about your concerns, that will help.


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If he still has some important things left in the apartment then that would indicate that he's still be coming back. He must have forgotten about his responsibilities in his apartment also because of his undesirable attitude. 
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If he still has some important things left in the apartment then that would indicate that he's still be coming back. He must have forgotten about his responsibilities in his apartment also because of his undesirable attitude. 
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If he still has some important things left in the apartment then that would indicate that he's still be coming back. He must have forgotten about his responsibilities in his apartment also because of his undesirable attitude. 
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If he still has some important things left in the apartment then that would indicate that he's still be coming back. He must have forgotten about his responsibilities in his apartment also because of his undesirable attitude. 
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As he is one of the most sincere tenant you are having. It is true that he delays in giving the rent but always pays for it without any argument. So, I think this time also he will pay the extra amount for delaying. As he has not informed this means he might have some important work to do. So, wait for him for another two weeks, if he will not come then you can take necessary action against him.
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I have a zero tolerance policy on this topic.  Serve your notice, and get a better tenant that respects you as a landlord. 
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I have a tenant that is usually late but always pays the late fee,his apartment is kept spotless.He has never been more than 30 days late until now and i called his work to learn he is out of town and has been for more than a week.What should i do?

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Do not delay, send them a letter of Demand immediately (they usually then have 20 working days to rectify) or you will be wasting valuable time and money, should you have to eventually evict them.  After the 20 days you can then send them a letter cancelling the lease, and then a letter to notify them of eviction.
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For better tenants go to LRS at http://www.landlordreferencing.co.uk/
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I think you don't need to worry much cause you said that he is normally paying late maybe he is still busy just be patient however for me that is sound bad news cause a tenants that always paying late means a lot on me.In my town before i use to migrate in Helsinki or muutto Helsinki i use to be a land lord where my tenant was paying on time even he leave is coming back to pay his bills.
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I never go let contractors into tenant's units.  Of course, these aren't apartment complexes, buy lots of individual homes, duplexes, Vacation Rentals and quads.  But I always tell tenants at signing that maintenance will call them and arrange for a time convenient to them to do the repair.  Most tenants seem to want it that way.  They don't have to worry about who's in their home when they aren't there.

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If he always pays late and covers the fee no problem then I wouldn't panic. Like one of the PPs said, call his cell/emergency contacts to try and get in touch. If not, I'd give it another week or so before taking any serious action. How long can he be on vacation, right? When he gets back I would have a serious discussion about how this has become an issue for you, and that if he can't pay on time you're going to have a problem.
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